PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/ 2016-10-24T01:19:19-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Community College, Deeply Rooted, Evolves to Survive http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Community-College-Deeply/237951 2016-10-02T18:48:43-04:00 Founded before the Civil War to educate young women, small-town Mitchell Community College has survived by keeping up with its county’s changing needs. By Lawrence Biemiller After ITT Tech's Collapse, Other Colleges Try to Pick Up the Pieces http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-ITT-Techs-Collapse/237732 2016-09-09T00:35:00-04:00 Community colleges have often balked at accepting credits from for-profit colleges. But many of them are trying to aid the thousands of displaced students who now face a crisis. By Katherine Mangan How One College Helps Its Students Navigate the Maze of Social Services http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Helps-Its/237505 2016-08-19T04:57:42-04:00 Skyline College is one of a small but growing number of institutions that look beyond financial aid to help ensure that living expenses don’t delay or derail adult students. By Kelly Field 6 Steps to a Benefits-Access Program on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/6-Steps-to-a-Benefits-Access/237503 2016-08-19T04:55:00-04:00 Under pressure to improve their completion rates, a number of institutions are turning to public benefits to help students cover their living expenses, and keep them in school. By Kelly Field 3 Challenges in Creating a Public-Benefits-Access Program — and How to Overcome Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Challenges-in-Creating-a/237504 2016-08-19T04:54:00-04:00 In a pilot project on building programs to help students navigate government services, colleges came up with some creative solutions to the problems they encountered. By Kelly Field New Leader, New Vision for California Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Leader-New-Vision-for/237173 2016-07-19T04:54:45-04:00 Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who will take charge of the 113-campus system in December, says the colleges must become more "nimble" in responding to the state’s work-force needs. By Eric Kelderman What Community Colleges Are Doing to Counteract Declining Enrollments http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Community-Colleges-Are/236249 2016-04-26T04:55:00-04:00 Two-year colleges have been steadily losing students, and that’s not just because of an improving economy. New research has found that four-year colleges are luring students away, too. By Katherine Mangan California’s 2-Year Colleges Explore a New Accreditation Model http://www.chronicle.com/article/California-s-2-Year-Colleges/235775 2016-03-18T20:12:19-04:00 The community colleges are moving forward with plans to change how they are accredited but not necessarily their accreditor. By Eric Kelderman As Plans for Free Community College Spread, Educators Seek to Include Adult Learners http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Plans-for-Free-Community/234669 2015-12-21T16:30:00-05:00 In a wave of new initiatives, here’s a look at two states’ decisions to help older students. By Kate Stoltzfus Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Looking-Beyond-the-Data-to/229553 2015-04-22T04:57:17-04:00 Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say. By Katherine Mangan Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles http://www.chronicle.com/article/Potential-New-Leaders-of/229537 2015-04-21T04:56:11-04:00 Just as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront. By Katherine Mangan Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful http://www.chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Gathering/229491 2015-04-20T04:56:00-04:00 Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones.  By Katherine Mangan To Improve Retention, Community Colleges Teach Self-Esteem http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Improve-Retention/229191 2015-04-09T04:55:00-04:00 Providing peer mentors and service-learning projects can help remedial students stay the course. By Katherine Mangan The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Players-Who-Influenced/151145 2015-01-11T15:30:00-05:00 The White House’s proposal bears familiar fingerprints. Here’s a tour of the research and programs that helped inform it. By Katherine Mangan and Beckie Supiano At 2 Community Colleges, Enthusiasm for the Free-Tuition Idea http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-2-Community-Colleges/151149 2015-01-11T05:00:00-05:00 Some students already have much of the cost of attendance defrayed by grants, but they’re still pleased at the prospect of broader government support. By Maddy Berner, Casey Fabris, Lisa Philip, and Madeline Will What Students Pay at Community Colleges Now—and How Obama’s Proposal Might Change That http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Students-Pay-at-Community/151129 2015-01-09T15:22:53-05:00 Tuition is just one of the expenses students face. Much of the impact of the free-college plan hinges on how it interacts with existing financial aid. By Beckie Supiano Community Colleges at a Glance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Community-Colleges-at-a-Glance/151125 2015-01-09T12:16:00-05:00 Which students enroll in community colleges? And how much do those students pay? Here's a quick primer. In San Francisco, an Accreditor—but Not Accreditation—Goes on Trial http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-San-Francisco-an/149655 2014-10-27T04:56:18-04:00 City College’s fight for its life has become a "cauldron of politics and emotion." By Eric Kelderman What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Really-Happens-at/149551 2014-10-22T04:55:00-04:00 The Completion Arch aims to track students from enrollment in college to entering the work force. By Max Lewontin Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector http://www.chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Association/145795 2014-04-07T04:59:31-04:00 Two year ago, the group provided a stark assessment of its members’ shortcomings and called for big changes. Now it has offered a road map to attain that goal. By Katherine Mangan